Date of Birth : Sep 21st 1983
American actress. She is best known for her work as Shannon Rutherford on the television series Lost.
At 16, Grace left Ohio with her mother, Valinn, for Los Angeles. Things were tough for a while and the young actress frequently found herself struggling to pay her rent. In 2001 she landed the titular role in the Sony Pictures web-serial Rachel’s Room, which took the form of a teenager’s video journal. In all, she appeared in 56 short videos dialoguing teen angst and her conflict with her mother and school teachers.
Over the following years Maggie, under her stage name Maggie Grace, had guest appearances on several television shows, including CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Oliver Beene, and portrayed Martha Moxley in the television movie Murder In Greenwich. In 2003, she played the Goth-influenced, estranged daughter of Tom Selleck and Wendy Crewson in the drama 12 Mile Road.
It was in 2004 that Grace landed her big break when she won the role of the affluent, lazy and self-centered Shannon Rutherford on J. J. Abrams’ television pilot Lost. When Lost was picked up for a full season by ABC Grace relocated to Oahu, Hawaii where the show is filmed.
During the hiatus between the first and second seasons of Lost, Grace starred in the remake of the John Carpenter horror film, The Fog, alongside Tom Welling and Selma Blair. The film was nearly universally-panned upon its release that fall. She returned to Oahu for Lost’s second season, where she filmed the first six episodes, before moving back to Los Angeles.